Lingua est Artis - Slip

Lingua est Artis - Slip

A Poem by Jon Gary Frost

A celebration of the word "slip" in haiku form.




Slip, slip, slipping, slipped.


Tragedy and comedy


wrapped into one word.



A banana peel,


or the journey to madness,


or a simple knot.



How you change into 


something more comfortable.


A lovely nights end.



Or the verb used for


medical purgatory


the comatose state.



Or a noun, even.


After a day on the lake


where you put your boat.



I adore this word.


so complex, yet so simple.


Lingua est artis.

© 2009 Jon Gary Frost

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TS might not be Frost or Eliot but combined with Nix they made music. Perhaps another colab?...

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Language is Art? very nice...I agree. You have opened up a whole new world for me and I am aprreciative!

Posted 13 Years Ago

Interesting rhythm and I love the first line, almost literally slipping us into the poem (sorry, couldn't resist). I read this as a playful poem, having fun with words themselves for the sake of their beauty. Very enjoyable.

Posted 13 Years Ago

very well written! same question as below.

Posted 13 Years Ago

I very entertaining piece! I loved how you used the word slip in its various forms and managed to compose haikus out of it...very creative and memorable. :] What does "Lingua est artis" mean, by the way?

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on August 1, 2009


Jon Gary Frost
Jon Gary Frost

Nashville, TN

15 years of writer's block later, I'm back at it. I look forward to any and all feedback, but.....please critique my work on it's merit. If you disagree with an underlying message or opinion, that.. more..